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The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday in Abuja reiterated that one of his desires for Nigeria is that the 2023 general elections should mark the commencement of the institutional strength of the country’s electoral body in conducting an acceptable, credible, and violence-free elections.
President Buhari had made this disclosure this while he had been receiving a delegation from Nasarawa State today.
He had also revealed to the high-powered delegation led by Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, that the Electoral Act, which had been signed by him this year, was an attestation of the fulfilment of the administration’s determination and commitment to the tenets of the rule of law.
This was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President.
He said, “On the issues of credible, free, and fair elections in the country, I have always re-assured my listeners both at home and abroad that my personal desire and indeed the priority of this administration is to bequeath to our nation an irreversible political process that continues to be both democratic and acceptable to the people.
‘‘My desire for our nation is that the 2023 elections should clearly mark the commencement of the institutional strength of our electoral body in conducting acceptable, credible, and violence-free elections.
“The forthcoming general elections will provide us with the opportunity to convince the electorate of the need for continuity to enable our party to consolidate on our achievements in the last seven years.”
In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari had presided over another scheduled National Security Council meeting.
The meeting had been held at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.
Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to Buhari, disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “Security briefing currently holding at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.”
In attendance are Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao. Others include the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman; the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.